September 16, 2010
European Parliament adopts written declaration on ACTA
On Tuesday 9 September, the European Parliament adopted in Strasbourg an important Declaration calling on the Commission to make all documents relating to the ongoing negotiations publicly available. The declaration argues that the agreement should not impose changes in the current harmonised EU copyright, patent and trademark laws or weaken fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and the right to privacy.
September 14, 2010
eBay defeats Tiffany in Counterfeit Jewelry Suit
“We are pleased with today’s ruling, which settles the last remaining claim before the trial court in this case. The trial court has ruled in eBay’s favor on every claim brought by Tiffany, providing an unequivocal validation of eBay’s business practices.”
~Michelle Fang, Associate General Counsel, eBay
September 13, 2010
eBay CEO and FCC Chairman Talked Broadband Policy on 9/15
John Donahoe, eBay President and CEO, and Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) were joined in Washington, DC by online small business owners to discuss the importance of universal, fast, affordable, and open broadband access to small business growth. <A href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/ebay-ceo-and-fcc-chairman-talk... here</a> for more details.
August 25, 2010
eBay Leadership Visits Mumbai,India
John Donahoe, CEO of eBay Inc., and Tod Cohen, Deputy General Counsel and VP of eBay Inc. Government Relations, leave their mark on the “wall of fame” at eBay’s Mumbai, India office. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/ebay-leadership-visits-mumbaii... here</a> to see a photograph.
August 25, 2010
eBay and PayPal support the Initiative "Pro Net Neutrality"
<p>eBay and PayPal support the Initiative "Pro Net Neutrality" The managing director of the online marketplace eBay, Dr. Stephan Zoll, and the managing Director of the online payment service PayPal, Gregor Bieler, and otheremployees of the company have signed the initiative "Pro Net Neutrality”. eBay thus supports the call for a legal establishment of the principle of network neutrality.'</p>
August 13, 2010
PayPal Austin Hosts Congressman John Carter
U.S. Representative John Carter (TX-31) took time during the August congressional recess to tour PayPal’s Austin, Texas Data Services Center. Hosted by head of the office, Terence Spielman, along with members of the eBay Inc. Government Relations team, the visit marked Congressman Carter’s first introduction to the company. <a href="http://www.ebaymainstreet.com/news-events/paypal-austin-hosts-congressma... here</a> to read more and see photos from the visit.